Edinburgh’s first fully electric double-decker buses have been launched.
The £1.7m project is part of efforts to move the city towards becoming net-zero by 2030.
The new buses were built by Alexander Dennis, Britain’s biggest bus builder, at its Falkirk factory.
They include a smart management system which allows reduction in well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption.
Lothian’s four brand new all-electric double decker buses will be introduced onto route ten, which connects outlying parts of the city, Western Harbour and Bonaly with Edinburgh’s city centre.
Transport minister Graeme Dey, who attended the launch, said: “Scotland was one of the first countries in the world to declare a global climate emergency and with projects like this we continue to show our commitment to reducing emissions.
“As the country comes out of the pandemic and restrictions continue to ease, it is essential that our recovery is a green one, which has returning to public transport at its heart.
“This all-electric service is welcome news both for Edinburgh bus users and the environment.”
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